Marathon runner calls for the release of Ahmed Mansoor
On 25 January 2020, ICFUAE activist ran the Lea Valley half marathon in London to demand the release of the world renowned human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, who is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence in the UAE. The initiative aims to raise awareness of Ahmed’s unfair imprisonment and his abysmal prison conditions.
This initiative forms a part of the larger movement in support of Ahmed Mansoor. In October, an open letter calling for him to be released was signed by 142 organisations worldwide. Most recently (in January), ICFUAE held a vigil outside of the UAE’s embassy in London, in which a letter outlining a list of human rights-based new year’s resolutions were delivered. Read more